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Canadian Pacific No. 283
Canada | 1883 | only one produced
No. 283 decorated for the funeral train of Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald
No. 283 decorated for the funeral train of Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald
Library and archivees Canada / C-007127

Number 283 was a 4-4-0 locomotive, of which no class designation is known today. Built in 1883 by the Hinkley Locomotive Works, it had 62-inch diameter coupled wheels. It is said to have been used generally in front of passenger and freight trains.

It is best known for drawing the funeral train of Canadian Prime Minister John A. Macdonald. This was pulled on June 10, 1891 through Ontario from Ottawa to Kingston. The photo shows it decorated for the occasion. The 283 was eventually scrapped in 1897.

Axle config4-4-0 (American) 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Fuel capacitycoal
Power sourcesteam
Estimated power400 hp (298 kW)
Power Plant
Driver diameter62 in
Expansion typesimple
Cylinderstwo, 17 x 24 in
Calculated Values
steam locomotive
last changed: 04/2023

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